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Simple steps to prolong longevity after 40

Jan 22 2019
I am a bit obsessed with longevity because I lost my parents at a young age despite being healthy and sporty. I live every day as if it was my last. My motto is Carpe Diem (Latin expression for ‘Seize the moment’). I live a healthy life including a balanced diet and the right amount of sport (not too much, not too little) always in my quest to prolong longevity. I have never been on a diet because I take everything in moderation. But I take the longevity thing quite seriously and treat my body like a temple.

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Digital vs. tangible memories. Experts weigh in on how teenagers preserve their memories in the digital age

Jan 18 2019

The past decade has had an incredible impact on the way we communicate, especially over the last few years. The digital revolution is transforming the way teenagers remember and what they forget. With our phones being an extension of our bodies, it’s not rare that recording special moments becomes more important that actually enjoying them.

Technology has big benefits like supporting our learning process and boosting self-confidence, but overusing it could affect how we create and retain memories. 

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Bedtime story of the week: Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Jan 18 2019

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall is a new picture book that can transport young readers to the seaside through the eyes of a lighthouse keeper and his familyHello Lighthouse is published on 7th February 2019 by Orchard Books.

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Film Review: Glass starring James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Jan 17 2019

Glass is the highly expected third and final movie in the American superhero thriller Eastrail 177 Trilogy written, produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. I wasn’t aware of Shyamalan’s previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016) until recently when I heard of Glass being released and invited to a preview screening. I caught up and watched them in a day-movie-marathon which was surprisingly compelling. I usually love comedies and rom-coms, kids’ films including superhero movies like the Avengers, so Shyamalan’s trilogy slipped from my radar because it is more a thriller than a superhero series. Anyhow, I loved Glass and, without spoiling it for you, I believe it ends how it should leaving it open for future films. Glass is released on 8 January 2019 by Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 

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What does innovation mean to a 21st Century Mum?

Jan 14 2019

Looking back at all the mums in my family for generations I am trying to understand what makes me different as a 21st Century Mum. It’s not an easy answer. But of all things the way I have embraced the changes and the innovation in products and gadgets has made me understand what it means to be a mother today. 

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